Julia Jackson is a lady, who since her formative years has had a vested interest in the wine making industry. As a young girl, she got into the art of winemaking through her industrious father. During her school holidays, Julia took up work at many Jackson family wineries and happened to make friends with one French lady whose parent was an employee at Jackson’s family winery. Since then, these two women have nurtured their friendship, and it is the French woman that has been able to assist Julia to advance her knowledge on wines.
She presently works at Jackson Family Wines in conjunction with an international sales team. To this end, she has been able to introduce different wine blends that are unique in her family to the rest of the world. Julia Jackson currently works as a spokesperson for Cambria Estates. Julia has also been instrumental in the creation of the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program, a non-profit organization meant to celebrate women who have survived and thrived through times of great hardship. Julia believes that she is the girl she is presently due to her mother who was a role model to her as she was growing up. Despite Julia’s passion for wine, she also has an impressive education record having studied at Scripps College, and at the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management.
The distinct taste from Jackson Family Wineries takes a lot of time and energy to prepare. However, the efforts pay off since their brands of wines are globally recognized. To get the best wine, they put much emphasis on a particular vineyard parcel. The parcel then undergoes careful preparation and its soils nurtured to provide the best grade of fruit for wine distilling. Some of the prominent brands of wines that in production by the Julia Jackson’s Wineries include La Crema, Freemark Abbey, Verite, Lokoya, and Hartford.
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Hussain Sajwani, chairman, CEO and founder of the DAMAC Group, is listed at #3. on Forbes list for billionaires in Dubai and is a remarkable man. At only the age of 3 years old, he worked with his father in his father’s watch and pen store where he learned the values of hard work and dedication. Although his father hoped he would stay on with the family business, Sajwani knew in his heart that he would be following his own path. Before he went on to form his first business, he picked up some experience as Contracts Manager at GASCO, a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company).
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics, Hussain Sajwani family decided to found a catering business. To this very day it is a market leader that serves over 150,000 meals every day to people in Africa, CIS, and the Middle East. He then went on to participate in the formation of other business’s and also became an investing genius. He formed his flagship investment company, DICO Investments Co LLC., which focuses primarily on mergers, private equities, and acquisitions, and holds minority and majority tradings in many different publicly traded companies. He is also the chairman for Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co., which is one of just two tile manufacturer in his nation and the first of its kind.
By working with Donald Trump, Hussain Sajwani and the DAMAC Group have managed to construct some of the greatest luxury property developments in the world. Specifically, the golf course communities that Hussain envisioned and helped his company to build are where The Trump Organization and himself do business. By managing and maintaining the golf courses that sit in the center of these world-renowned golf course communities, Donald Trump has come to get to know Hussain much better and, in fact, said that he was, “A very, very, very amazing man.” The Trump Organization will continue to do business with DAMAC going into the future.
Hussain Sajwani loves his family, which consists of his wife and 4 children. Some of his hobbies include design and trends in architecture. He is especially interested in how each particular region affects the architecture of the area.
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